Edo prints

  Design: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)  
  Title: Autumn Moon at Takanawa  
  Series title: Eight Views of the Eastern Capital  
  Size: 23.4 x 34.2 cm (ōban)  
  Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Hiroshige Seba


Originally published by Fujiokaya Hikotarō ca. 1835-1838. This reproduction published by Adachi in Tokyo.

Black artist’s signature at the top right of print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
hiro broad  
shige heavy Picture by
ga picture Hiroshige

Black series title at the left of the artist’s signature:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
to capital  
hachi eight Eight views of
kei view the Eastern capital

Black print title at the left of the series title:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
taka rise  
nawamo wheel  
shū autumn Autumn Moon
gatsu moon at Takanawa

Followed by the publisher’s seal in red characters:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
fuji wisteria  
hiko lad Fujihiko

Provenance: Fuji Arts

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